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  • The Good Son

    “In Vedic society, after the death of a relative, especially one’s father or mother, one must go to Gaya and there offer oblations to the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Chaitanya Charitamrita, Adi 17.8 Purport) According to the… Read More ›

  • Chief of Staff

    “In some of the palaces He (Krishna) was found consulting with ministers like Uddhava and others on important matters of business.”  (Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vol 2, Ch 14) In modern day politics, pollsters and campaign advisors play… Read More ›

  • Persistence Is Key

    “One should engage oneself in the practice of yoga with undeviating determination and faith. One should abandon, without exception, all material desires born of false ego and thus control all the senses on all sides by the mind.” (Lord Krishna,… Read More ›

  • Fidelity

    “Those women that although having always tended by their husbands, do not regard them during the times of adversity are in this world reckoned as unchaste.” (Kausalya speaking to Sita Devi, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec 39) Chastity is considered… Read More ›

  • A Flourishing Society

    “There can never be a kingdom where Rama is not the monarch. That forest where Rama will reside will flourish into a monarchy.” (Sage Vashishta, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec 37) In the modern age, the most popular style of… Read More ›

  • The Hand of Fate

    “The Blessed Lord said: Time I am, destroyer of the worlds, and I have come to engage all people. With the exception of you [the Pandavas], all the soldiers here on both sides will be slain.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 11.32)… Read More ›

  • High Class Respect

    “No brahmana will dwell in your dominion; such is the ungracious deed you are going to do.” (Sumantra speaking to Kaikeyi, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec 35) In the classical Vedic system of varnashrama dharma, society is to be divided… Read More ›

  • Making It Work

    “The relationship between husband and wife is firmly established when the wife is faithful and the husband sincere. Then even if the wife, being weaker, is unable to execute devotional service with her husband, if she is chaste and sincere… Read More ›

  • Precedent

    “Besides, I heard before, O you of great intelligence, in my paternal house from the brahmanas, that I should live in the forest.” (Sita Devi speaking to Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec 27) The United States of America… Read More ›

  • Dussehra 2009

    “‘Listen’, said Vibhishana, ‘O omniscient sovereign of all creation animate and inanimate, protector of the suppliant, delight of the gods and sages! In the depth of Ravana’s navel there lies a pool of nectar, by virtue of which, my Lord,… Read More ›